Monthly Archives: January 2021

#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Favorite Photo

Last year when the prompt was “favorite photo” I chose one from my family. This time, I’m showing a favorite photo from my husband’s family. It’s one of the pictures in the collection of my mother-in-law, Shirley Raney Lindsey. I … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Namesake

Welcome to week three of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge. The prompt is “namesake” and I started thinking about three generations of women named Elizabeth. My great-grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Pittman Stevens, known – as many … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Family Legend

My Pap-pa, Hoyt Cook (my mother’s father) used to tell us stories about when he was a little Indian boy. These were tall tales about how he crossed the river by using alligators as stepping stones and killed three turkeys … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors: Beginnings

A new year always suggests a fresh start, even though in many ways we are just continuing on the path that we started days or weeks or months or years before. “Beginnings” is the prompt for week one of Amy … Continue reading

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